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George Abraham Grierson

Sir George Abraham Grierson OM KCIE was an Irish administrator and linguist in British India. He worked in the Indian Civil Services but an interest in philology and linguistics led him to pursue studies in the languages and folklore of India during his postings in Bengal and Bihar. He published numerous studies in the journals of learned societies and wrote several books during his administrative career but proposed a formal linguistic survey at the Oriental... Read More

Born7 January 1851
Dublin, Ireland
Died9 March 1941 (aged 90)
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